There are three newsletters published by the Principal Youth Court Judge. The latest newsletters are featured and available to download from this page. Previous issues dating back to 2001 are also available to download.

Court in the Act

This quarterly newsletter co-ordinated by the Principal Youth Court Judge has been published since 2001 and contains news, research and events around youth justice and the Youth Court.

The latest newsletter, Issue 76, features news, reports, articles and latest publications including:

  • An editorial by Principal Youth Court Judge John Walker on the connection between family violence and youth offending;
  • The youth justice system’s response to young people with communication difficulties (Mark Stephenson);
  • Press Release: More International Recognition for Rangatahi Courts;
  • A special report on FASD among the youth offending population (Kesia Sherwood);
  • A special report on legal responses to young people who commit sexual offences (Charlotte Best); and
  • A selection of resources from New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. 

Download the latest issue: Issue 76 (681 KB)



The Rangatahi Courts Newsletter

The newsletter of the Rangatahi Courts informs and updates readers about the Rangatahi Courts operating throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

The latest issue of Ngā Kōti Rangatahi - News, stories and events from the Rangatahi Courts and Pasifika Courts - is now available. Content includes:

  • A reflection of 2016 achievements
  • An introduction to the Principal Youth Court Judge John Walker, and two new Youth Court Judges, James Johnston and Soana Moala.
  • A report on the wānanga held at Te Kōti Rangatahi ki Mātaatua
  • Reports from international conferences: Seattle and Australia
  • Latests statistics on the over-representation of rangatahi Māori in the Youth Courts

Tēnā, noho mai, pānui mai, whakaarohia mai.  Issue 9 — Hakihea 2016 pdf (3.75 MB)



Youth Court Law Review

Prior to March 2016, summaries of important Youth Court decisions were published in the Youth Court Law Review. The latest Youth Court Review containing summaries of decisions from December 2015 to March 2016 is now available to download.